Package Details: steamcmd latest-3

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: steamcmd
Description: Steam Command Line Tools
Upstream URL:
Keywords: download games network server steam
Licenses: custom
Submitter: markzz
Maintainer: markzz
Last Packager: markzz
Votes: 85
Popularity: 1.690433
First Submitted: 2014-01-01 02:21
Last Updated: 2019-03-24 20:06

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markzz commented on 2017-10-27 15:48

Please read the note on the Wiki before using this PKGBUILD:

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finesse commented on 2019-06-20 01:25

Can anyone else confirm that upgrading to kernel 5.1.11 breaks steamcmd? I keep getting time outs when trying to retrieve data. Downgrading kernel fixed it for me.

markzz commented on 2019-04-28 03:10

Seeing as that script was taken with little modifications from Debian, I will leave it as is.

lhark commented on 2019-04-28 03:06

In the steamcmd script, you must quote the "$@", or else arguments with spaces in their names will get split a second time.

markzz commented on 2019-03-14 19:38

Nukesor: I will get this updated and I will model this package after the one in Debian's repositories to not interfere with a possible steam desktop install.

Nukesor commented on 2019-03-04 13:59

The download link is obsolete. There is a new one from the official docs:}

curl -sqL ""

Please fix this one :) Otherwise the current version needs root access to update itself and can't be executed by an unprivileged user.

markzz commented on 2018-10-12 16:20

eimis: Your initial run of steamcmd needs to be ran as root to update steamcmd itself. Once this is done, you can run it as a non-root user to install the application you want with it.

eimis commented on 2018-10-12 15:49

Debian managed to package this properly - works fine on non privileged user. Works fine after chowning -R user.users the staemcmd dir.

Freso commented on 2018-02-05 12:04

Wouldn't it be possible to make a "steam" or "steamcmd" Unix group (or maybe even user as Valve suggests: ) and give that permissions instead of having to run as root?

markzz commented on 2017-10-27 15:48

Please read the note on the Wiki before using this PKGBUILD:

markzz commented on 2017-10-26 23:43

jtmb, Shatur, gary9872: Try running steamcmd as root to update.